Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

Building with paper

Shigeru Ban creates building like this out of paper:

The tubes you see are paper. Unlike some of his buildings, this one is permanent. Regardless of how long it is meant to last, his work is striking, and it’s featured in the latimes.com. Go see.

Step 1: The banks blow off Obama Step 2: U.S. Said to Rethink Quick Sale of Citigroup Stake

The head of Citigroup was one of the bankers that could not make Obama’s meeting the other day due to bad weather. Now comes word that the  U.S. Said to Rethink Quick Sale of Citigroup Stake in the NYTimes.com. No doubt this is not done just for spite. Citigroup has it’s troubles. Still….anyway, read it and decide.

French Health Care beats American Health Care

If you are to the left of the political spectrum in the U.S., then this article, Why I Prefer French Health Care by the head of Reason Magazine, is not going to tell you anything you don’t already know.

But if you are to the right of the political spectrum, you owe it to yourself to read it. The author has lots of experience with the French and the U.S. health care system, and he makes the case for the French system over the U.S. with strong personal examples. And face it: reason.com is all for free minds and free markets, and yet they (or the author) argues this.

Americans deserve better health care. Certainly they deserve care that’s as good as the French (and Canadian, etc.) Hears hoping they get it.

If someone would like to make this for me….

I’ll be happy to come over and eat it! 🙂 It just screams “delicious”! LOL!
Chocolate-Caramel Macadamia Nut Tart Recipe at Epicurious.com

What to watch during the holiday season? What about the best films of the decade?

David Denby of the New Yorker has his list here. It’s a varied list, from different years, genres, nationalities and of course, directors. There’s comedy, documentaries, drama, animation and action: something for everyone. Fire-up the popcorn machine — or perhaps roast some chestnuts — and enjoy.